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Windows 7: Buying a Seagate SSHD for my laptop?

08 Aug 2013   #81
PedroCst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Alright. Now you can congratulate me or being a jerk.

EDIT: It just confused me that the SSHD was more expensive in the US than in the UK. Whatever...
Easy mistake to make, Amazon's main description looks the same on both drives.

So what drive did you end up with? I'm curious too see how this "adaptive learning" on the hybrid works out. I still need to decide what OS to install, maybe Vista 64 as I have a COA for it.
I ended up with the Samsung 840 120GB. I need little space and prefer the improved performance of it.


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08 Aug 2013   #82
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
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Alright. Now you can congratulate me or being a jerk.

EDIT: It just confused me that the SSHD was more expensive in the US than in the UK. Whatever...
Easy mistake to make, Amazon's main description looks the same on both drives.

So what drive did you end up with? I'm curious too see how this "adaptive learning" on the hybrid works out. I still need to decide what OS to install, maybe Vista 64 as I have a COA for it.
See post #4 in this thread for my results on the SSHD. I haven't used my notebook yet since I installed the SSHD and did a few restarts to "train" it so the final results won't be in for a while. Keep in mind, it will not be as fast as a SSD but is, instead, an economical compromise of speed and capacity when only one drive can be used, as in lower end laptops, notebooks, and netbooks. In my case, I couldn't justify shelling out the shekels for an SSD that cost significantly more than the machine it was going into.
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08 Aug 2013   #83
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madcratebuilder View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PedroCst View Post
Alright. Now you can congratulate me or being a jerk.

EDIT: It just confused me that the SSHD was more expensive in the US than in the UK. Whatever...
Easy mistake to make, Amazon's main description looks the same on both drives.

So what drive did you end up with? I'm curious too see how this "adaptive learning" on the hybrid works out. I still need to decide what OS to install, maybe Vista 64 as I have a COA for it.
See post #4 in this thread for my results on the SSHD. I haven't used my notebook yet since I installed the SSHD and did a few restarts to "train" it so the final results won't be in for a while. Keep in mind, it will not be as fast as a SSD but is, instead, an economical compromise of speed and capacity when only one drive can be used, as in lower end laptops, notebooks, and netbooks. In my case, I couldn't justify shelling out the shekels for an SSD that cost significantly more than the machine it was going into.
I read that the other day, one reason I pulled the trigger on that hybrid drive, that and the price

My Inspiron is almost six years old now, the cpu/mem upgrade added some speed, I'm hoping this hybrid adds some more.
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10 Aug 2013   #84
PedroCst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I received the SSD on Friday and I've been setting up the computer since then.
It is staggering how quick the computer is opening anything now! There's just no comparison, it is tremendously faster doing anything. Simply amazing, like 1/3 of the time on boot, and no lags whatsoever (running on 4GB RAM and single-core).
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10 Aug 2013   #85
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Hands down the best upgrade you can do is an SSD. Glad you are happy with it!
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10 Aug 2013   #86
PedroCst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Hands down the best upgrade you can do is an SSD. Glad you are happy with it!
That is an understatement. Along with the software optimizations I made (which do count in the long run) this laptop is a brand-new machine! Glad the original HDD broke.
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